Used in processing semi-dry cured and dry-cured sausages. A sweetener only 70% as sweet as regular sugar. A nutrient for lactic acid organisms that help in fermentation, giving the tangy flavor. Dextrose is heavier than meat and forces itself into the cells of the meat.
Use 2-5 Tb. powdered dextrose per 10 lbs. of meat. 1 lb. 8 oz. powdered dextrose will process approximately 200 lbs. of meat